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Synthesis of gold nanoparticles for enhancement of Raman scattering (SERS) and fluorescence (SEF) targeting sensory applications

Grant number: 13/01897-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Carlos José Leopoldo Constantino
Grantee:Sabrina Aléssio Camacho
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/03143-2 - Tuning the core size and the silica shell of metallic nanoparticles for effectiveness surface-enhanced phenomena, BE.EP.DR


In this PhD project nanostructured films of metalloporphyrin will be prepare using the spray-LbL (Layer-by-Layer) and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) techniques, making possible to obtain films with different molecular architectures. Metallic nanoparticles of silver and gold (AgNPs and AuNPs) will be incorporated in the nanostructured films of metalloporphyrin using different methodologies. The aim is to evaluate the influence of these parameters (type of metallic nanoparticles and method of incorporation) on the surface-enhanced Raman and surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERS and SERRS) and surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF) effects. The zinc(II) protoporphyrin IX dimethyl ester was chosen as the target molecule due to its high cross section for fluorescence and Raman effects and the possibility of fabricating spray-LbL and LB films. The nanoparticles will be synthesized with and without a coating-layer of silica. For nanoparticles uncoated, or with ultrathin coating-layer (<4 nm), SERS and SERRS effects are favored. As the thickness of the silica coating-layer increases, the SEF effect is privileged. In addition, the spray-LbL and LB film growth will be monitored by ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy and quartz crystal microbalance. The morphology in micrometer scale will be determined by micro-Raman technique and in nanoscale by atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The organization of the molecules in the films will be determined by infrared absorption spectroscopy combining transmission and reflection modes. We intend to contribute to the SERS, SERRS and SEF fields, applying them to systems such as nanostructured films/metallic nanoparticles, including preliminary tests on sensing devices to detect pesticides.

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Scientific publications
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REYES GOMEZ, FAUSTINO; RUBIRA, RAFAEL J. G.; CAMACHO, SABRINA A.; MARTIN, CIBELY S.; DA SILVA, ROBSON R.; CONSTANTINO, CARLOS J. L.; ALESSIO, PRISCILA; OLIVEIRA, JR., OSVALDO N.; RICARDO MEJIA-SALAZAR, J.. Surface Plasmon Resonances in Silver Nanostars. SENSORS, v. 18, n. 11, . (16/06612-6, 13/14262-7, 16/09634-0, 16/12311-9, 13/01897-4)
MEJIA-SALAZAR, JORGE R.; CAMACHO, SABRINA A.; CONSTANTINO, CARLOS J. L.; OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, OSVALDO N.. New trends in plasmonic (bio)sensing. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 90, n. 1, 1, p. 779-801, . (13/01897-4, 13/14262-7, 16/12311-9)
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CAMACHO, Sabrina Aléssio. Synthesis of gold nanoparticles for enhancement of Raman scattering (SERS) and fluorescence (SEF) targeting sensory applications. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências. Bauru Bauru.

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